Archive: 03/01/2008

Smell-wars between butterflies and ants

Among humans, making yourself smell more alluring than you really are is a fairly harmless, socially accepted habit that maintains a complete perfume industry. However, it is a matter of life and death for caterpillars of ...

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Plate tectonics may take a break

Plate tectonics, the geologic process responsible for creating the Earth’s continents, mountain ranges, and ocean basins, may be an on-again, off-again affair. Scientists have assumed that the shifting of crustal plates ...

dateJan 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Why some depressed girls can't smell the roses

Can’t smell the roses? Maybe you’re depressed. Smell too much like a rose yourself? Maybe you’ve got the same problem. Scientists from Tel Aviv University recently linked depression to a biological mechanism that affects ...

dateJan 03, 2008 in Medical research
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Internists say they prescribe placebos on occasion

In the first study examining American physicians' use of placebos in clinical practice in the 21st Century, 45 percent of Chicago internists report they have used a placebo at some time during their clinical practice researchers ...

dateJan 03, 2008 in Other
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